Our dream is that every person facing housing instability is able to experience the dignity, freedom, and peace of mind made possible with a safe, comfortable and secure place to call home, especially our American heroes.
Veterans face unique housing challenges. While many qualify for VA backed mortgages, too many veterans struggle to find a home in their price range that meets the program's requirements.
Such was the case with Navy Veteran Thomas Redding, who has searched for a home to own for years without success. None of the homes in his price range qualified for the VA program, and home values in Laramie County continue to rise. He had little hope of finding a home of his own, until he applied for home ownership through Habitat's Veterans Build.
Through this project, we'll transform a blighted property in a great Cheyenne neighborhood into a beautiful new home. We'll build it alongside Thomas and a community grateful for his service, while highlighting the issues that impact Veterans in our community the most.
The purchase of the property was made possible by the generosity of all eight Cheyenne Credit Unions who are eager to create a home-ownership opportunity for a local hero through Habitat's Veterans Build initiative.
Habitat has already successfully raised the money we needed to demolish the old property and will be pouring the foundation in winter of 2021. Now we'll work to raise the money to purchase the building materials for the home.
All donations will directly impact a project that will result in someone who has faithfully served our nation achieving the dream of home-ownership.